Facebook is reportedly planning to launch around two dozen of television-style programs in mid-June. The shows will last between five and thirty minutes.
Back in last year, rumors started to emerge that Facebook was looking to follow the foot steps of companies like Hulu, and Netflix into the original content game. And now, Business Insider reports that those plans are well under way.
According to the report:
“The social network had been looking for shows in two distinct tiers: a marquee tier for a few longer, big-budget shows that would feel at home on TV, and a lower tier for shorter, less expensive shows of about five to 10 minutes that would refresh every 24 hours.”
“The new video initiative means Facebook would play a much more hands-on role in controlling the content that appears on its social network with nearly 2 billion members — and it comes as companies like Amazon, YouTube, and Snap are locked in an arms race to secure premium video programming.”
The race between social media companies looking to produce their own TV shows in heating up. Earlier this week, Twitter announced the launch of its 24-hour live streaming. Later Snapchat joined the cult and revealed the plans of on-demand TV shows for its platform.
Now with the addition of Facebook – world’s largest social network with 2 billion users – to the fold, it is just a mater of time before we see the next Game of Thrones or House of Cards season from the same platform we use to chat with friends everyday.